Thursday, December 9, 2010

Poor Taste, Bad Judgment: Westboro Church to Picket Elizabeth Edwards' Funeral

Those holier-than-thou members of the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, say they will picket the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards.

That's right, fellow Okies, the Westboro gang is not satisfied with picketing the funerals of soldiers who died defending the nation, now they are going after political wives.

This is nasty and hateful business, but it's the sort of things some Bible-thumping idiots like Fred Phelps do to get attention for their ultra-fundamentalist (read: nutty) causes.

The Westboro folks have a right to hold extreme opinions and to express them, but they should take their protests to an appropriate public location or forum. There are times and places for their brand of dissent. But the funerals of soldiers and political spouses are not the place for hate speech.

Read the story here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What traumatic brain injury did Rev. Phelps suffer, and when?
I mean, he started out on the good path, handling civil rights cases and all.
Then something went wrong. He decided to lead a flock of sheep along the path of screaming , hateful things and hoping to sue those outraged for cash, repeat ad infinitum.outrageous

Tulsan said...

From Politics Daily about the graceless words of one of America's army of true nihilists, right-wing blogger Donald Douglas:

Why Elizabeth Edwards Left God Out of Her Last Goodbye